A COUNTY Councillor for Walney is looking forward to taking part in the Coniston to Barrow walk this weekend.

Cllr for Walney South Frank Cassidy will once again be donning his walking shoes alongside his daughter Colette as they walk from Coniston to Barrow in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

"My daughter Colette and I will be taking on the C2B after last doing it in 2019, Cllr Cassidy said.

"She has roped me into doing it again this year.

"I have got dodgy knees, am 63-years-old, and have done no training but come the weekend I will be up early, and I will be getting out there.

"It is a great day out in the fresh air and raises money for some great causes across the region.

"I am just going to go out there and give it a blast and see what happens.

"I would like to say thanks to all my Facebook friends who have donated, and I think we have raised quite a bit of dosh."

Cllr Cassidy met up with an old school friend on the walk in 2019 that he had not seen in years which just highlights the community atmosphere this event has for not just the participants, but all those involved.

CROWD: Keswick/Coniston to Barrow 2019

CROWD: Keswick/Coniston to Barrow 2019

Miss Cassidy organised their entry and explained that they chose the Rosemere Cancer Foundation for the brilliant work that they do in helping clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

"This is the third year we are doing the walk," she said.

"I am into running and my dad is as well, and we sometimes go together so I think this is a nice thing for us to do together.

"We were planning on doing it last year as well but obviously it was cancelled.

"We are hoping to beat our 2019 time of six hours this time though."

The Cassidy's are choosing to do the C2B but there will be many doing the full Keswick to Barrow route as well which takes place on the same day (September 18).

The Keswick walk start will be open from 6.15am to 7:am and the Coniston walk start will open from 7.30 to 8.45am.

The event was postponed last year due to Covid.